Image of a handbill with text surrounded by a border with filigree corners designed as a mock death certificate for the Confederate States of America; text includes a poetic epitaph. Date supplied by cataloger based on text of item. "Jas. B. Rodgers, Pr., 52 & 54 North Sixth St."--text, bottom center margin. "Conceived in sin, born in iniquity, nurtured by tyranny, died of a chronic attack of punch. Abraham Lincoln, Attending Physician. U.S. Grant, Undertaker. Jeff Davis, Chief Mourner. Epitaph. Gentle stranger, drop a tear, The C.S.A. lies buried here; In youth it lived and prosper'd well, But like Lucifer it fell; Its body here, its soul in - well E'en if I knew I wouldn't tell. Rest C.S.A., from every strife, Your death is better than your life; And this one line shall grace your grave - Your death gave freedom to the slave."--text, center of image.
1 engraving : uncolored ; overall 17.78 x 22.23 cm (7 x 8 3/4 in.)
Confederate States of America Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works Intaglio prints--1850-1875. (gmgpc)
Jay T. Last Collection Military Small Size American Civil War The Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Digital Library